Former White House Chief of Staff and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared on NBC’s Today on Wednesday where he was asked for his thoughts on President Barack Obama’s recent self-assigned grade of “incomplete” for his first term in office. Emanuel said he thought this was an appropriate grade, although he admitted that it was not necessarily a sufficient response to American voters.
NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie asked Emanuel about a statement the president recently gave in which he graded his term in office as an “incomplete.”
“The voters did give him four years and those four years are just about up,” said Guthrie. “Is it sufficient at this point to say, ‘well it’s incomplete?’?”
“No,” Emanuel replied. He went on to say that Americans should have the security to know they can go to college, save for retirement, afford health care, purchase a home and have some measure of job security.
Until that point, Emanuel said President Obama would not grade himself in a way that does not reflect how voters feel about the state of the economy.
“That is, I think, a proper grade,” said Emanuel.
Watch the segment below via NBC:
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